Martin, Jacques

Martin, Jacques a Protestant theologian of Geneva, was born in 1794. While yet a student, he was obliged to take part in the campaigns against Germany, which the first Napoleon inaugurated. He fought in the battles at Leipsic and Waterloo, and in 1815 went to Geneva. For two years he followed commercial pursuits, and then betook himself to theological study. In 1818 he was enrolled as a student, and in 1822 graduated, presenting for his thesis, L'Unite de la Foi. Martin soon distinguished himself, both as an instructor and pulpit orator, and his writings were not only often reprinted, but some of them, as L'Oraison Dominicale, were even translated into other languages. He died in 1874. See Bouvier, Jacques Martin, Predicateur Patriofe, in the Etrennes Religieuses (1877), and the same in Lichtenberger's Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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